Middle East Economic Survey


No 48



Ramirez To Take Direct Control Of PDVSA After Rodriguez Appointed Foreign Minister

Venezuelan Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez is due to take direct control of state oil company PDVSA following the appointment by President Hugo Chavez of PDVSA chairman Ali Rodriguez to the post of foreign minister. Mr Ramirez said after the swearing in that he would ensure that his work in one place would not overlap with the other and would separate...